Financial Planning Systems Manager

Pinsent Masons
Birmingham, West Midlands
Closing date
17 Mar 2023

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Vacancy Type
Finance, Financial systems
Contract Type
Experience Level
Role Classification
Other Professional
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Job Description

Main duties and responsibilities:

Produce team management accounts and support queries from business manager teams

Planning system and process :

  • Actively develop and check the integrity of the planning model build and outputs  
  • Support and enable planning reviews
  • Develop an understanding of data capture processes and data sources
  • Work with a project team to build a new model to support a growing business and medium term planning requirements  
  • Develop an understanding of management information requirements and continuously develop and improve
  • Work with reporting SMEs in order to understand planning and reporting structures for statutory as well as management accounts.
  • Gain an understanding of data organisation and system architect structures across the business in order to develop planning capability including non financial metrics
  • Develop networks across data management and system teams; join data management strategic development groups and work collaborative with data and system teams
  • Evaluate planning system user needs and system functionality
  • Develop sme knowledge of the planning product and planning within Pinsent Masons and generally accepted good practice
  • Support internal use of the product and develop training information suitable for users to get the most from the product
  • Ensure that we use the product in line with the terms of the licence


  • Qualified Accountant (CIMA, ACCA, ACA) preferable

Relevant Experience:

  • Previous experience of working with a planning systems – Adaptive planning, Cognos, Hyperion – knowledge of Adaptive planning advantageous
  • Management accounting Previous Experienced in developing and improving the presentation of management information
  • Demonstrable experience of improving processes and procedures
  • Experience in reporting and data management in a large business
  • Previous experience of implementing process, data management and reporting improvements in the context of management reporting and cost control

Key Skills:

  • High level of systems/IT literacy
  • Logic/ programming experience
  • Excellent communicator, persuasive and tenacious, with proven ability to develop relationships at all levels in the business
  • Strong time management skills with the proven ability to multi-task and work within a busy environment and meet frequent deadlines
  • Accuracy and high level of attention to detail
  • Self starter approach on development, learning systems and adding value

Personal Qualities/ Behaviours:

  • Good communication skills (both written and oral)
  • Excellent team player who is reliable and flexible
  • Innovative
  • Ability to prioritise effectively and work on own initiative
  • Organised and methodical
  • Approachable and good at forming relationships with people at all levels in the Firm
  • Positive and pro-active


Pinsent Masons is a global 100 law firm, with over 3,400 employees operating from 27 locations throughout Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East.  We have a long-standing reputation for delivering high-quality legal advice rooted in a deep understanding of the sectors and geographies in which our clients operate. Our global reach ensures that we are well-placed to advise on complex multi-jurisdictional matters across a full range of legal disciplines. The firm has significant multinational credentials in the financial services, energy, infrastructure, real estate, and advanced manufacturing and technology sectors.

We champion change and promote progress to make business work better for people. Pinsent Masons has embedded a range of diversity and inclusion initiatives to create an environment in which its people can flourish.

We stand out for our innovative approach to service delivery and believe that innovation flourishes in a diverse workforce. We are proud that in the same financial year Pinsent Masons was recognised as law firm of the year at the Legal Business Awards, we were also named the top employer for LGBT people by Stonewall, one of the top fifty employers for women and ranked 21st out of 700 companies by the Financial Times in their Diversity Leaders list. 

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Earl Street
United Kingdom
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